Jose Mourinho reckons that Tottenham forward Steven Bergwijn will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury.
The Dutchman, who has made an impressive start to life in the Premier League since joining from PSV Eindhoven in January, suffered an ankle sprain in the 1-1 draw with Burnley in the Premier League.
The club initially revealed that Bergwijn will undergo an extended period of rehabilitation where he’ll continue to be assessed.
But Mourinho thinks that the 22-year-old, who has scored two goals in seven appearances for Spurs, won’t feature again this campaign.
It’s another major blow for the Portuguese, who is already without key attacking players Heung Min Son, who has a fractured arm and Harry Kane, who recently had surgery on a hamstring injury, although the England captain was back on the grass at Hotspur Way yesterday and is expected to return in the coming weeks.
Speaking in pre-match press conference for Tottenham’s Champions League Last 16 second-leg tie against RB Leipzig this evening, the Spurs head coach told the Evening Standard: “I don’t expect him to play this season, but we are used to it. We were psychologically more down with the other injuries.
“When we have 3, 4 or 5 [players injured], to have 6 or 7 is the same. So we are very confident.”